Penny Moore


Ravenclaw, Mom to Mischievous Tuxedo Cats, Corgi Lover, and Literary Agent at Empire Literary. Send me your diverse kid's lit please!


Empire Literary

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Aug 7

I need YA mecha sci-fi in my inbox please. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Aug 7

Also, if someone could send me a YA fantasy rooted in Korean culture, I'll love you forever. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Aug 7

I'd really love stories that breathe new life into classic fairytales and myths. Would definitely like to see a fresh take on something like mermaids. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jul 30

I'm still looking for culturally rich MG/YA fantasies with inspiration outside of western cultures. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jul 27

I’m still looking for a feel good contemporary YA rom com with a big commercial hook featuring POC characters a la Jenny Han. It’s like the great white whale of my career. Someone send it to me now, please. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jun 26

Multi-layered and culturally rich YA contemporaries exploring family dynamics between immigrant parents and their first generation children, please. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jun 12

This summer I'm really digging into the query and submission trenches, so send me all of your fabulous YA and MG projects! #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jun 5

I’m randomly in the mood for super fluffy and romantic YA contemporary right now. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jun 3

Would love to see more YA high fantasy and MG contemporary fantasy in my inbox right now. Blow me away with elaborate worlds and magic, please! #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · May 30

High concept YA/MG fantasy about POCs with gorgeous, literary writing please. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · May 17

You can send me all of your stories about POC princesses. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · May 15

In honor of the upcoming royal wedding, I’d love to see a modern day royalty related contemporary YA romance featuring POCs in my inbox!!! #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Apr 19

I always on the lookout for YA fantasy with dark and complicated family relationships/friendships inspired by non-European cultures! #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Apr 16

I’m really looking to beef up the MG part of my list. Please send your heart wrenching contemporary or fun fantasy adventures my way! #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Mar 29

I have a lot of East Asian representation on my list, but I'd also love to see MG or YA inspired by other parts of Asia as well! #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Mar 5

What I'm currently looking for:
1) Culturally rich MG contemporary that will make me ugly cry.
2) Culturally rich YA fantasy or contemporary with unapologetic female protagonists who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Feb 23

One of my favorite Korean style manga series is Bride of the Water God, though the K-drama is terrible. If anyone is familiar with this series, I WANT THIS IN MANUSCRIPT FOR IN MY INBOX ASAP. THANK YOU. #mswl